Teaching strategies, helpful tips & best practices forteaching online. Patrick Keough Presenter 2. Learned the Hard Way!
3. Develop Your Procedures
4. Hybrids vs. Total Online
5. Course Design
6. Example of Packaging Course Content Develop avisually consistenthierarchy / format and stick with it throughout the course 7. Folder / Item Hierarchy works best with BB Package assignments, lectures, instructional media and course materials infoldersand distribute the content in a similar manner inside those folders. 8. Developing a good course design is only thefirst stepin effective online teaching workflow! 9. Designing a Good Online Course and Teaching it are two different things. Its imperative that you discipline yourself toschedule regular timeevery day to check-in to your online class or classes to see if there are any issues or questions that have to be addressed. 10. Be a Problem Solver Dont be afraid to problem solve technical issues and glitches with your CMS. The more you solve problems yourself the more intuitive you become the next time you have a technical issue to deal with.Contact IT as last resort. 11. Good File Management Saves YOU Time!!!! Creating anorganized file management systemfor your online courses is ahuge time saverand enables you to access information, course content, feedback and discussion posts quickly. 12. Work Smarter Not Harder!!! No need to constantly reinvent the wheel!Recycleyour assignment feedback, discussion responses, videos and course announcements! 13. Viable Time Saving Shortcuts Save every response that you make on the blackboard as a text or word document and place in a sub-folder in your online course folder. Create a Data Base! 14. Students Want Feedback! Global and/or Personal Announcement Page Ideal For Global Feedback 15. Personalized Feedback - Students Love it! It only takes a second to pop a graphic in the discussion board letting student know he/she did a good job on a particular db post. 16. Response Time Whether we like it our not quickresponse timeis a deal breaker with online classes especially in this internet facebook culture we find ourselves in. 17. You must consider your students expectations anddiverse learning styleswhenteaching in the online environment. 18. Grading Grading, Feedback and Response time all interrelate with online classes. Make sure you post a verydetailed grading policyto your BB. 19. Sample Grading Policy Make itvery specificand eliminate all gray area your grading parameters 20. Less Questions, Confusion and Headaches more Specific Course Expectations are... Less E-mails to answer to clarify what you are asking students to do - this is a time saver! 21. Expectations Your expectations for the students must becrystal clearthroughout the online course. 22. Discussion Board is Your Classroom You are themoderator / facilitator! 23. This is where your DB response data base comes in handy and can enable you tobe engagedyet not spend hours writing posts you have already written the semester before. Posting to students on DB doesnt have to be overly time consuming! 24. First Week of Semester Critical to Success of you online class This is when you want to be especiallyproactive!Initial Announcement should be welcoming and explain course expectations concisely 25. Icebreaker Make a concerted effort to respond back(welcome)each student personally to the class. May sound like a little thing BUT it says a lot to the students. This is also where you can personallyclarify (reinforce) your expectations. 26. Produce your own content or find content that is appropriate for your course andcomplimentsandreinforceswhat your students are learning. Video and Audio Content! This is a BIGGIEE in 2011!! 27. Invaluable Online Teaching Software, Resources and applications
28. Administrative Demands!
29. Some Final Best Practice Tips! Best Practice 1: "Be Presentproactiveat the Course Site" Best Practice 2: Create a supportive online coursecommunity. Best Practice 3: Share a set of very clear expectations for your students and for yourself Best Practice 4: Use bothsynchronous and asynchronouslearning activities when possible.Best Practice 5: Early in the term -- about week 3, ask forinformal feedbackon "How is the course going?" Best Practice 6: Prepare Discussion Posts that Invite Questions, Discussions, Reflections and Responses Best Practice 7: Givetimely and viable feedback both globally and individually. Best Practice 8: Be flexible and willing to work with students that may be struggling with personal issues. Best Practice 9: Use avariety of assessment strategies (db, quizzes, essays, group work, exams) Best Practice 10: Make an effort to address a variety of learning styles(video, audio, graphics and text based) Bonus Tip! Let the students know thatYOU are part of theirlearning journey and be open to learn new things from them. 30. Online teaching doesnt have to be drudgery or overly time consuming if you develop a good (organized/effective)workflowand stay disciplined to stick toaroutineof checking on on your courses on a daily basis. 31. Some Examples and Q&A! [email_address] Download this Presentation @ http://keoughp.wordpress.com/